Candidate Profile
Jeff Aylstock

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Jeff Aylstock
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Dripping Springs ISD School Board Member
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

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Endorsements

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2
Stefani Reinold, Lynn Henson
 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Jeffrey Scott Aylstock during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 0 Primaries 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

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Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Neutral   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.

Agree   


Economy

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.

Agree   


Religious Liberty

School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.

Agree   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

The board is a group of diverse individuals with a common goal to oversee the success of our children and to be forward thinkers for future planning. As board members we should be developing policies that are easily understandable, can be well implemented by the staff, and closely align with the community's desires. We should be transparent in our conversations and not be afraid to offer our opinions when we see a concern in a policy or function that may not align with the interest of our school leaders and the larger general public.

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

Ultimately the public should be our weathervane and guidance for the curriculum we set. We do this by leveraging public surveys, building committees out of a wide group of parents and leaders, and ensuring that we are following in the footsteps of other successful implementations of those Curriculum decisions.

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

This question is hard to answer. I believe that as leaders we should be able to ensure that no matter what path a child takes there is a successful endpoint and we work to build a model that they can use to get there. To quantify and order these means that I am deciding for that child what is best vs giving them many paths for their own success. I do understand that there are certainly hot topics in this list and those will always have heated discussions. As well this list of priorities I feel is over-generalizing and we should ensure that we are capturing the widest list of interests that our students are passionate about. It could be World history, Agriculture studies, Aviation studies, Robotics, Geology, etc. So to only focus on these seems like we are removing and demoting choices for our students.

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree   

Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.

Neutral   

I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.

Strongly Disagree   

When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.

Agree   

Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.

Strongly Agree   

No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.

Agree   

Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

Sexual Education conversations should start at home. We should not assume that a parent or child's belief and understanding will always align with what is presented at school. Of course, there should transparency in that curriculum and a choice to opt-out if there are concerns with what is taught. As for age, we have to walk a fine line with what they are exposed to already and when they are mentally ready to have this conversation. I feel it's inappropriate in any elementary school level hoping that conversations can start at home there, and can continue those conversations in middle school with again a deeper conversation at the high school level.

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

all these topics have a certain maturity level assigned to them and some should be at the beginning of our conversations such as physical and emotional health outcomes, consent, abstinence, and some involve deeper conversations at the right maturity level of our children. The goal is to ensure that information is available and appropriate at the right level and with the right permission from the parent.


Values

No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.

Strongly Agree   

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

Agree   

Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.

No Answer   

Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

No Answer   

I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I grew up in a Christian-based faith and leverage those moral values instilled in me early on. Although I do not participate in weekly services I still honor and respect the values and strength that religion affords us


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

I’ve always been the type of person to jump headfirst into the hardest problem I could find and I see some tough decisions ahead for our school board. We as a community are growing exponentially and soon will be ending one of the most usual school years, to say the least. The continuing need to analyze each performance metric and ensure that we both capture what has changed due to COVID and be able to adjust for the unknown will be paramount for us in the coming 5 to 10 years. I have been greatly successful in focusing on problems like these and adapting solutions all the while keeping an eye on the consequences of implementing those solutions. I feel we need a person like myself on the board that can easily digest the analytical components and be able to present the analysis in an understandable manner.

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.

Strongly Disagree   

Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

I think the Texas Education Code mission statement better satisfies our charge and that statement ensures that we keep all those objectives at their highest priority. The mission of the public education system of this state is to ensure that all Texas children have access to a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and fully participate now and in the future in the social, economic, and educational opportunities of our state and natio

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

too many to list. I am a book nerd :) Currently reading Reagan an American journey by bob spitz and Ready player two by Ernest Cline.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

The leadership experience that I have gained in my industry shows that I can take a problem and find creative solutions. As will continue to leverage my project management experience to help implement that solution. I have always strived to be involved with every aspect of my child's growth and want to help out our community in the same way.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Conservative   

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I feel that our constitution and the bill of rights are probably the most important documents that are still keeping our country intact. Those rights and freedoms guide and form the beliefs that we all share and include the ultimate right to choose our own destiny and control our own successes. I believe in local and states rights over federal mandates and rules. As citizens, Our greatest right is to choose who we want to represent us which also guides the freedom to live and thrive in locations where we feel our values align the most with our neighbors and community.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I hope the information I have provided helps you in your voting decision. If you would like to know more please connect with me on my website or facebook.


2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.

Neutral   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

I think that with history we can see the validity of vaccines but it takes a long time to prove mandatory. Recent vaccines should be optional with an emphasis on positive information. As well exemptions should stay in place for religious or medical approved concerns.


Background

Education
  • Roseville High Schoo, Roseville, CA, HS, 1996
  • Sierra College, Rocklin, CA, 1999
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Cub Scouts, Committee Chair
  • Boy Scouts, Scout Leader
  • DSYSA, Soccer Coach
  • LYSA, Soccer Coach
  • LYSA, Baseball Coach
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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